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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Nov 26, 2005 5:21am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD:david gans blog about the reaction here:

We've already found in recent prior threads here that talking about lawyers and such in this present situation leads to discomfort and alarm: not even on the part of GDP, but on the part of fans like me- and tapers- worried about the reaction of other bands, trade-friendly or potentially so. Please consider dropping this highly unproductive line of argument. Thanks.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-11-26 13:21:19

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Poster: Diggity Dank Date: Nov 27, 2005 3:11am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD:david gans blog about the reaction here:

Diana:
We are all trying to determine what can and can't be done to resolve this situation. While I believe LMA is an entirely appropriate forum to discuss the legality of what has just happened. Even just to know that the GD were acting properly (and we should all back off and be grateful for LMA's dead archive up to this point) or whether their actions are or are not, in fact, binding on those who don't agree with their policies, and that we have other options than the LMA to continue to foster the community of online GD trading. If it becomes clear that they were entitled to pull their music, then I will abide by their decision. But if they have no legal standing to enforce their copyrights, and they are bullying non-commercial tapers out of this live music space in order to profit, then perhaps the non-commercial tapers can defend the community we have all worked very hard to foster. Out of courtesy to you as moderator, I will continue to pursue this important inquiry into the propriety of what has happened in other forums. But I would appreciate knowing what you think should happen if it was determined that the GD do not have the legal right to rescind their non-commercial taping policy?